SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Sardesai Niranjan

(Last) (First) (Middle)
11494 SORRENTO VALLEY ROAD
SUITE A

(Street)
SAN DIEGO CA 92121

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
01/03/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
INOVIO PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. [ INO ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Operating Officer
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 66,800 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Common Stock Option (1) 08/28/2006 08/28/2016 Common Stock 132,462 1.53 D
Common Stock Option (1) 01/05/2007 01/05/2017 Common Stock 24,530 1.53 D
Common Stock Option (1) 01/18/2007 01/18/2017 Common Stock 14,718 1.53 D
Common Stock Option (1) 11/01/2007 11/01/2017 Common Stock 73,590 1.53 D
Common Stock Option (1) 09/12/2008 09/12/2018 Common Stock 29,436 1.53 D
Common Stock Option (1) 09/12/2008 09/12/2018 Common Stock 19,624 1.53 D
Common Stock Option (2) 09/30/2009 09/30/2019 Common Stock 120,000 1.57 D
Common Stock Option (3) 03/11/2011 03/11/2021 Common Stock 120,000 1.14 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Issued upon assumption of outstanding VGX Pharmaceutical Inc. stock options in conjunction with closing of the business combination transaction between VGX Pharmaceuticals and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on June 1, 2009. As of January 4, 2012, options are fully vested and exercisable.
2. The vesting schedule for the 120,000 options is as follows: 30,000 shares vested on September 30, 2009; 30,000 shares vested on September 30, 2010; 30,000 shares vested on September 30, 2011; 30,000 shares will vest on September 30, 2012.
3. The vesting schedule for the 120,000 options is as follows: 30,000 shares vested on March 11, 2011; 30,000 shares will vest on March 11, 2012; 30,000 shares will vest on March 11, 2013; 30,000 shares will vest on March 11, 2014
/s/ Niranjan Sardesai 01/04/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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